Greetings! I'm 8 weeks out from left THR, walking well and feeling really good (just some residual thigh swelling with tenderness). I had in-home PT for 4 weeks (8 sessions) after my 3 day hospital stay. The PT didn't see the need to continue in-home therapy, but seemed certain the surgeon would send me to outpatient PT after my checkup at 5 weeks. Much to my surprise, after watching me walk, my surgeon said "pfffttt, you don't need anymore PT, you're doing fantastic - just regular activities of daily living will bring you back to normal." In a way, I must admit, I kind of felt like a kid with a homework pass, as I wasn't really looking forward to outpatient PT, but a little voice inside my head told me I really ought to be doing it. At this point, my strength is steadily increasing - easily walking over a mile a day, riding the recumbent bike, climbing stairs without noticing much strength difference between the 2 legs, etc. My endurance definitely needs a lot of work, but that's not surprising considering I've been sedentary for so long. What doesn't seem to be getting any better is my flexibility. I'm sure this is something PT could help with, but then I thought, maybe I could just do some stretching exercises on my own. But I don't know what kind, and I'm concerned about what's safe. All my restrictions were lifted at 5 weeks, but with the imposing caveat that "dislocation will be a lifelong risk." So....Bonesmarties, what do you think? Should I bite the bullet and call the doc and say I need an order for PT? Should I just be patient and see if the flexibility really does come back from daily activities? After all, it has been only 8 weeks. Or do any of you have any safe exercises to recommend for a posterior approach? As always, thanks for your ideas and insights.